Car games entertain
Kidspot New Zealand offers parents advice on how to keep the kids entertained during long car rides these upcoming school holidays.
When the kids are tired of listening to their iPod, playing with their Nintendo, watching a DVD or staring out the window – it’s time to start them on that classic of all classic road trip experiences: The car game. The most simple games can bring lots of laughter and fun on an otherwise boring drive.
Some of these games can be restricted to just the backseat passengers, but some the whole family can enjoy. So get silly, get bonding and get from point A to point B faster. Here are a few suggestions from Kidspot: Best for toddlers Traveller’s alphabet Where is your . . . ? Baby chips Bubbles Itsy Bitsy Spider Puppet talk Spot the . . . Travel surprise bag Best for school age kids Cheese please Connections Fingers out Going on a trip – memory game Guess what I am I spy Name that tune Number plate bingo Rhubarb Sound effects please Best for tweens Spelling bee Taboo Telling a story, word by word Traveller’s alphabet Virtual hide and seek Word scramble game